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Life and death on the Mary Rose - Telegraph

Life and death on the Mary Rose - Telegraph | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Alex Hildred, curator of weapons at the Mary Rose museum, describes how war was waged on Henry VIII's Tudor warship through the artefacts found on board.
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Tributes paid to Mary Rose 470 years after she sank as new £27million museum is opened with artefacts from one of Britain's most famous ships

Tributes paid to Mary Rose 470 years after she sank as new £27million museum is opened with artefacts from one of Britain's most famous ships | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The remains of the Tudor warship, that sank more than 400 years ago, will be displayed along with thousands of its artefacts for the first time at the new museum (pictured) in Portsmouth.
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BBC banishes 'men in tights' look from new historical series in favour of padded trousers in case they are 'distracting'

BBC banishes 'men in tights' look from new historical series in favour of padded trousers in case they are 'distracting' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Actors dressed in stockings have been a staple of television drama from Shakespeare to Robin Hood but The White Queen costume designers think they would be too 'distracting'.
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Newly discovered letters from First World War reveal how some British soldiers threatened to shoot German troops during famous Christmas Day truce

Newly discovered letters from First World War reveal how some British soldiers threatened to shoot German troops during famous Christmas Day truce | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Previously unpublished letters sent by Major John Hawksley, of the Royal Field Artillery, to his sister Muriel at her home in Coatham Mundeville, near Darlington, show some British troops wanted to maintain hostilities.
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Heroes who kept Britain on track: STEAMING TO VICTORY: HOW BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS WON THE WAR BY MICHAEL WILLIAMS

Heroes who kept Britain on track: STEAMING TO VICTORY: HOW BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS WON THE WAR BY MICHAEL WILLIAMS | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
When I think of wartime railways the first things they bring to mind are corridors.
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Israel's History in Pictures: Photos as Historical Proof

Israel's History in Pictures: Photos as Historical Proof | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
American Colony photographers recorded the presence of Jewish pioneers in the first years of the 20th century.
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Cooling off with fire hydrants and diving into the Hudson River: What a New York summer was like - before air-conditioning

Cooling off with fire hydrants and diving into the Hudson River: What a New York summer was like - before air-conditioning | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
From Brooklyn in 1900 to the Manhattan block parties of the Seventies, a series of fascinating black and white images reveals how New York residents endured heat waves and sleepless nights.
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The Auschwitz Album

The Auschwitz Album | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process leading to the mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a unique document and was donated to Yad Vashem by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier.
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Identity of double agent killed by MI6 in WWII revealed: How Ian Fleming helped cover up secret that stayed buried for 70 years

Identity of double agent killed by MI6 in WWII revealed: How Ian Fleming helped cover up secret that stayed buried for 70 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Fleming (pictured), then a Naval Intelligence officer, reported that Captain Pierre Lablache-Combier was 'missing presumed drowned' - in fact he was killed in a botched MI6 kidnapping.
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From squashed ribs to displaced spleens vintage X-Rays reveal the shocking impact corsets had on women's bodies

From squashed ribs to displaced spleens vintage X-Rays reveal the shocking impact corsets had on women's bodies | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Included in Le Corset, a tome written by Paris-based Dr Ludovis O'Followell in the turn of the Twentieth century, the images were an attempt to illustrate the impact of fashion on health.
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Welsh Genealogy & Family History - Welsh Ancestry

Welsh Genealogy & Family History - Welsh Ancestry | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Do not let all those L's deter you! A Llewelyn might be easier to find than you think with the excellent Welsh vital records available in English since 1837.
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A glimpse behind the Iron Curtain: Auctioned photographs by underground artists provide a rare snapshot of everyday life in Communist Russia

A glimpse behind the Iron Curtain: Auctioned photographs by underground artists provide a rare snapshot of everyday life in Communist Russia | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A collection of more than 800 pictures offering a fascinating and rare glimpse into life in the former Soviet Union is to go under the hammer more than two decades after it was dissolved.
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The World War Two bolt hole that remained hidden for 70 years until curious Norwegian students looked behind a panel in their attic

The World War Two bolt hole that remained hidden for 70 years until curious Norwegian students looked behind a panel in their attic | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The students discovered the room behind an attic panel, including a sign warning: 'If you have a bad stomach, you do not have access'.
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Raider of the Lost Vases: Archaeologist spared jail for stealing 17th century relics and selling them on eBay

Raider of the Lost Vases: Archaeologist spared jail for stealing 17th century relics and selling them on eBay | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
James Vessey, 35, took three 17th century Bellarmine vases while excavating earth for the SouthGate shopping centre in Bath, Somerset in 2008.
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Flappers who flew too close to the fun: FLAPPERS BY JUDITH MACKRELL

Flappers who flew too close to the fun: FLAPPERS BY JUDITH MACKRELL | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The ‘Great Gatsby’ is everywhere. In publicity shots the actress Carey Mulligan looks very fetching in her headband - but is she wild, bold, cool and zany enough to fit the bill as a real flapper?
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Dreyfus Prison Letter Sells for $492,000 at Paris Auction

Dreyfus Prison Letter Sells for $492,000 at Paris Auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A letter by Jewish French army captain Alfred Dreyfus sells for $492,000 at Paris auction.
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Hitler's hospital: The haunting remains of Nazi Germany's Beelitz Sanatorium, where the rusting operating tables have lain untouched since it was abandoned

Hitler's hospital: The haunting remains of Nazi Germany's Beelitz Sanatorium, where the rusting operating tables have lain untouched since it was abandoned | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Beelitz-Heilstätten – or Beelitz Sanatorium - southwest of Berlin, was abandoned after the fall of East Germany and has been left to fall into ruins.
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'Give this to the girl I love': Woman, 90, stumbles across diary of her tragic soldier sweetheart killed in WWII in museum - 70 years after his dying wish that it be passed to her

'Give this to the girl I love': Woman, 90, stumbles across diary of her tragic soldier sweetheart killed in WWII in museum - 70 years after his dying wish that it be passed to her | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Corporal Thomas 'Cotton' Jones had one 'last life request' before he was killed by a Japanese sniper on a South Pacific island in 1944: Please give my diary to Laura Mae Davis, the girl I love.
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Troops home from Afghanistan in ‘show of solidarity and strength against abhorrent acts’ as thousands turn out to welcome them back

Troops home from Afghanistan in ‘show of solidarity and strength against abhorrent acts’ as thousands turn out to welcome them back | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Days after the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby shocked the nation, thousands lined the streets of York to welcome the 2 Signal Regiment upon its return from Afghanistan.
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Victorian Britain's most-wanted man: Incredible life of crime of Charles Peace who killed his neighbour, a police officer and was the scourge of homeowners across the country

Victorian Britain's most-wanted man: Incredible life of crime of Charles Peace who killed his neighbour, a police officer and was the scourge of homeowners across the country | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The life of Charles Peace has been laid bare by researchers, piecing together crime records as well as numerous newspaper stories about him at the time (pictured).
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Census records | 1841 - 1911 census records | Findmypast.co.uk

Search the only complete 1841-1911 England and Wales census collection to find your ancestors. Discover your family history using the only 1911 census subscription.
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